Paul Raci

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Paul Raci is an American actor best known for his role as Joe in the Sound of Metal (2020) directed by Darius Marder, starring opposite Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke. Paul can also be seen in many TV shows including Baskets opposite Zach Galifinakis, Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Parks and Recreations opposite Amy Poehler. Paul was born and ... See full bio »

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Baskets Bart / Peter Gabriel's Drummer
Goliath Dwight


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 2019 Sound of Metal
 2019 Baskets (TV Series)
Bart / Peter Gabriel's Drummer
- Homemakers (2019) ... Bart / Peter Gabriel's Drummer
 2018 Goliath (TV Series)
- Diablo Verde (2018) ... Dwight
 2012 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Apartment Manager
- Welcome to the Dollhouse (2012) ... Apartment Manager
 2012 She Wants Me
 2011 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
- The Persistence of Memory (2011) ... Interpreter
- This Is Not a Pipe (2011) ... Interpreter
 2010 Persons Unknown (TV Series)
Sherman Golightly
- And Then There Was One (2010) ... Sherman Golightly
 2010 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
- The Possum (2010) ... Eugene
 2009 Free Radio (TV Series)
Homeless Man
- KDOG (2009) ... Homeless Man
 2008 Life (TV Series)
Scruffy Man
- Jackpot (2008) ... Scruffy Man
 2006 Heroes (TV Series)
Ernie the Weasel
- Chapter Six 'Better Halves' (2006) ... Ernie the Weasel
 2006 Lucky Louie (TV Series)
- Drinking (2006) ... Cal
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Kenny Roman
- And Here's Mike with the Weather (2006) ... Kenny Roman
 2006 Scrubs (TV Series)
Drunk Guy
- My Jiggly Ball (2006) ... Drunk Guy
 2004 Fighting Tommy Riley
Bob Silver
 2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Ralph 'Spinny' Spinaci
- New Hoods on the Block (2004) ... Ralph 'Spinny' Spinaci
 2003 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV Series)
- The Wild Bunch (2003) ... Manager
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
- Under Color of Law (2003) ... Nicky
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Spencer
- It's All in Your Head (2002) ... Mr. Spencer
 2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Lie Detector Operator
- Blood Drops (2000) ... Lie Detector Operator
 1997-1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Twitch Is Down (1999) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- No Rest, No Peace (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Evil Intent (1997) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1998 The Visitor (TV Series)
Dark Grey Suit
- The Trial (1998) ... Dark Grey Suit
 1997 Todd McFarlane's Spawn (Video)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1996 The Glimmer Man
Internal Affairs Agent #1
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
- These Foolish Things (1995) ... Photographer
 1995 Æon Flux (TV Series)
Tweeka / Onan
- A Last Time for Everything (1995) ... Tweeka (voice)
- Thanatophobia (1995) ... Onan (voice)
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
INS Agent Gruber
- P.S. Your Shrink Is Dead (1992) ... INS Agent Gruber
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
- Big Monday (1992) ... Dan
 1990 Smoothtalker
 1987 Rent-a-Cop
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Other Works:

Stage play: What Are You...Deaf?-playing the simultaneous voice interpretation for C. J. Jones, at the DeafWest Theatre in North Hollywood, California. Written by C. J. Jones., directed by Steve Rothman, costarring C. J. Jones. See more »

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Sound of Metal

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Paul is a Legally Certified Sign Language Interpreter and has worked in the Los Angeles Superior Court System for over 25 years. He is the hearing son of deaf parents, Laurel and Mitchell Raci, and is fluent in ASL. See more »

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